Hygiene

The office has nine hygienists. During a hygiene appointment not only your teeth get cleaned but also we follow a strict protocol developed by the Doctors. You can expect our standard of excellence in every appointment consisting of:

  • Periodontal probing and charting
  • Scaling and prophylaxis (cleaning)
  • Evaluation for deep-cleaning with local anesthesia
  • Placement of local antibiotics in periodontal pockets
  • Four bitewing radiographs once a year or full-mouth (20 films) radiographs every five years
  • Yearly comprehensive oral examination
  • Cancer exam
  • Review of home care instructions
  • Topical fluoride application
  • Evaluation of need for use of high-strength fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse
  • Evaluation of tooth color and tooth whitening need.